Celebrities, Stylists and Designers attend GBK and Sparkling Hill Resort Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge – 2013 New York Fashion Week

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The Celebrity Style Lounge Benefits LIM Fashion Education Foundation.

Coco & Ict-T, Jay Manuel & June Ambrose, Adrienne Bailon

In honor of New York Fashion Week, GBK and Sparkling Hill Resort hosted a Luxury Gift and Styling Lounge on September 6th and 7th. Celebrities dropped in between fashion shows to receive luxurious gifts and services at the glamorous suites at The Empire Hotel. This annual event is fast becoming a “must attend” Fashion week festivity, and this year’s guests included: Jay Manuel and Miss J of “America’s Next Top Model”, Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose, Ice-T of “Law and Order SVU” and his wife and model, Coco Austin, “Big Ang” and Carla Facciolo of VH1’s “Mob Wives”, Sonja Morgan of Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of New York City”, Adrienne Bailon of Fox’s “The Real”, Fashion Designer Phillip Bloch, Po Johnson from “La La’s Full Court Life”, Matt Letscher of “The Carrie Diaries” and “Scandal, Katie Findlay and Chloe Bridges of The “Carries Diaries”, Annaleigh Ashford of Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”, Ryan Serhant of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York City”, Siggy Flicker and Anya Ayoung-Chee of “Project Runway”, and Nole Marin of CW’s “America’s Next Top Model”.

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This year, GBK added a touch of glam with a crystal-infused luxury lounge setting in honor of Title Sponsor Sparkling Hill Resort – a European-inspired wellness resort known as the first resort in the world to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design. Guests who attended received complimentary resort stay certificates featuring Deluxe Lakeview Rooms and Penthouse stays up to $6,000 in value.

VIP guests indulged in a special gift selection from luxury lifestyle brands including Presenting Sponsors Hard Candy and Pilot Pen. Hard Candy amazed with off-the-chart products, intense color, wild packaging and a flair for the dramatic. The name invokes all things girly and sweet while the brand brings in an edge and attitude. Pilot Pen is known for offering superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. They gifted an assortment of goodies including their FriXion Clicker, Acroball Pure White and G2 Fashion FriXion Clicker erasable pens.

Some must-have beauty brands were the highlight of this lounge, including products from: Tibolli ®; youthH2O - Age Defying System is the only ‘Daily Superfood Nutrition’ supplement with Age Defying Benefits enhancing your Beauty, Performance and Wellness all in one; D’Mademoiselle ® Pure Mineral Makeup and Skincare Product™; EcoGenics Active Botanical Skin Care; Nikki’s Magic Wand; and Lashem – your go to brand for your lash and brown needs!

On the fashion front, the lounge showcased Cynthia Gale; d’andrea; Lulu Avenue; Wild Soul Sunglasses, who gifted their beautiful acetate sunglasses named after untamed wild animals; The Artisan Group®, providing the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; and fashion-forward, cause-driven hats from Gratitude Couture - Gratitude Couture is a business focused on supporting non-profit organizations intent on eradicating hate and bullying. Twenty percent of proceeds from sales will be donated to various handpicked charities. Special event sponsor, Supima – an American luxury cotton, also displayed two evening wear gowns made especially for the event, and the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders joined the event to showcase their new Vera Wang uniforms. The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders are the first squad to be outfitted by an internationally famed designer.

Some unique gifts included: Walk Japan - the pioneer of off-the-beaten-track walking tours in Japan; Visit San Luis Obispo County and Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, who gifted two VIP tickets to Sunset SAVOR Central Coast Food & Wine Festival; and Rivé – through sleek shapes, bold colors, and fashion-inspired artwork, Rivé water bottles transform colorless, odorless, tasteless substance into an experience that excites the senses.

No lounge would be complete without a selection of sweets and treats. Luxury food and beverage sponsors included: Viva Diva Wines by Christina Milian; Connecticut Cookie Company; Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine; Prima Dolce Company – Bella’s Fruit Compotes; and Latta Russian Kefir.

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Founded in 1977, the LIM Fashion Education Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt 501 © 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships and educational enhancements - from study abroad scholarships to technological resources for LIM College students. For information about the LIM Fashion Education Foundation, please go to: http://www.limcollege.edu/about-lim/FEF.aspx


GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,
please go to gbkproductions.com

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